Support Words Alive by Dining at Boudin September 17!

Posted by on Sep 17, 2014 in Blog, Fresh Ink | Comments Off

  Support our friends at Words Alive today (September 17) by dining at Boudin SF at Encinitas today between 3 and 8pm. Simply print the flyer below and Words Alive will receive 20% of sales generated! Go here to print their flyer!


Interview with Drusilla Campbell by Kit-Bacon Gressitt

Posted by on Sep 15, 2014 in Author Interviews, Fresh Ink | Comments Off

BOOK REVIEW: “No Doubt” by Drusilla Campbell Review by Kit-Bacon Gressitt In my experience, writing doesn’t get easier the more you do it. But there is a growth of confidence, not much, but a nugget, like a pearl, like a tumour. … So I’ve got cancer. I’m writing.   – author Jenny Diski, London Review of Books This was supposed to be a book review. A simple critique of a new novel—In Doubt (Grand Central Publishing, August 26, 2014)—by a nice local...


Beach House Writing Salon Oct 11

Posted by on Sep 14, 2014 in Blog, Fresh Ink | Comments Off

Beach House Writing Salon: Saturday, Oct. 11, in Crown Point, a full day of writing tips and advice for aspiring writers and curious readers, from five successful authors with multiple books under their belts. The five authors are SDWI’s own Caitlin Rother and Tammy Greenwood, as well as Ron Franscell, Steve Jackson, and Matthew J. Pallamary. The authors will conduct workshops, one-on-one critiques, and a panel discussion on the state and future of...


Not Your Family’s Sunday Night Dinner by Janene Roberts

Posted by on Sep 8, 2014 in Blog, Fresh Ink | Comments Off

On a stroll through the Rancho Santa Fe Library’s bookstore one lazy Saturday morning while shuffling through books on writing, I realized so often writers need good feedback on their prose and they aren’t always getting it. A lot of stories are being produced and distributed online through blog posts and print-on-demand books without a lot of editing or feedback. The need for read and critiques and editing is vitally important now more than ever because of...


Submissions to “A Year in Ink” Are Proof: San Diego is a Writer’s City by Matthew Phillips, The “Submissions Guy”

Posted by on Sep 1, 2014 in Blog, Fresh Ink | Comments Off

Ah. They say the written word is dead. Nope. Submissions for A Year in Ink tell us they are wrong, whoever they are… The written word is alive and breathing down my neck. It’s a hairy animal with sweaty teeth and it wants to bite me. Ga! Submissions… the sheer numbers! Nearly 400 individual submissions made their way to us for this year’s A Year in Ink anthology (Vol. 8)––and all these from writers in San Diego County. It’s impressive and overwhelming and,...